Taylor 514ce Limited
This rich-voiced limited edition features sets of difficult-to-procure Granadillo, a tonewood that we love. Sonically, its personality is similar to Indian rosewood but its harder and denser makeup produces a complex response with strong bell-like overtones. The wood traditionally has been used for marimba bars because of its clear, chimey tonal quality, and classical guitar makers later adopted it for similar reasons. With this offering we’ve paired Granadillo with a cedar top, which adds more touch sensitivity, warmth and complexity. Together, the two woods create a huge overall sound. Because of the overtone-thick response, this guitar is a great match for slower pieces, where the notes have a chance to blossom to their fullest. Visually, each set of Granadillo displays a unique blend of red, orange and brown hues, and is subtly embellished by a shaded edgeburst on the back, sides and neck. Sapele binding adds a tasteful color complement, with a matching Sapele rosette featuring interlocking “fishbone”-style pieces. Additional appointments include Italian acrylic mini diamonds and black and white top purfling. The guitar also features a Venetian cutaway and Taylor ES2 acoustic electronics.
Grand Auditorium - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Solid Cedar top - It has a quickness of sound, a higher overtone content, lower fundamental content, and lower stiffness along the grain.
Solid Granadillo back and sides - Sonically comparable to rosewood, Granadillo’s higher density yields a clear, ringing tone.
Expression System® 2 pickup - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”- grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Venetian Cutaway - The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Top Finish: Gloss
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size: Single Ring Sapele Fishbone
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Rosette Mat.: Wood/Fiber
Stain/Sunburst: Shaded Edgeburst Back/Sides/Neck
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Italian Acrylic Mini Diamonds
Fretboard Binding: Sapele
Heel Cap Binding: Sapele/Black Underlay
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic